North County Baha’is celebrate bicentenary of Baha’u'llah’s birth


Over the weekend of Oct.21 and 22, millions of members of the Baha’i religion around the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u'llah, a Persian nobleman and the founder of the faith, who is considered a prophet by the Baha’is. Locally, Baha’is in Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding communities gathered at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club Oct. 22 for a luncheon to celebrate the bicentenary of Baha’u'llah’s birth.

Considered one of the youngest of the world’s major religions, the Baha’i faith teaches the unity of the human race, with such tenets as the equality of the sexes, that science and religion go hand in hand, and that all religions share a single deity, said Nava Ghalili, a Rancho Santa Fe resident and one of the organizers of the Oct. 22 luncheon.